The Moderate Party's new logo and "workers' party" slogan has courted controversy from union groups and opponents who argue that it is "a slap in the face" for the unemployed.
TEDx Stockholm, an offshoot of the popular US non-profit organization TED, is soon hosting its biggest ever show at a theatre in Stockholm. The Local talked to the organizer to find out more.
A Swedish pensioner has pledged to lead the defence of the Gävle goat, a feature of Christmas in the Swedish town and which traditionally ends up in flames, making her this week's pick for Swede of the Week.
With Nobel week in full swing and the sciences in the spotlight, The Local caught up with Irishman and Stockholm-based science writer Owen Gaffney whose work explains why humans' treatment of the planet has pushed us into a new era.
Canadian author Alice Munro was named the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, the head of the Swedish Academy announced in Stockholm on Thursday.
By lending money to multinational defence firms, Swedish banks are supporting the existence of nuclear weapons, the only weapon of mass destruction which is yet to be banned, according to a new report published on Thursday.
A tame elk that was accidentally shot after escaping from a sanctuary in northern Sweden has sparked a "ridiculous" legal dispute over who owns the slain beast's antlers.
Police in central Sweden opened fire on a suspected arsonist on Thursday morning as he fled from a house engulfed in flames.
Poorly cleaned toilets are to blame for increasing numbers of Swedish schoolchildren seeking medical treatment, paediatricians have warned, amid a rising number of complaints about the cleanliness of schools in Sweden.
The Swedish government wants to make it easier for police and prosecutors to combat spying against refugees in Sweden and against the country as a whole.
Russia's decision to ban adoptions to Swedish parents over concerns about gay marriage was "not thought through" Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has said, adding he hopes to find a diplomatic solution for parents affected by the move.